sth made up of two parts that are alike and are joined and used together; two things that are alike or of same kind and used together
two people closely connected
two animals, male and female, that stay together for a long time
two horses that pull a cart, etc.
cause sb/sth to form a pair or pairs
"The two old friends paired off"
"This fact is coupled to the other one"
"Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"
"The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
"Pair these numbers"
"Birds mate in the Spring"
It had four pairs of buttons down the double-breast.
出自： T. Callender
Jones had to face the formidable pair in person.
出自： V. Brome
The..stag is paired with the doe.
出自： Sir W. Scott
The French ambassador and the French general were well paired.
出自： Ld Macaulay
The great characters of fiction are often paired: Quixote and Sancho,..Pickwick and Weller.
出自： G. Greene
All who are not paired..troop off into the division lobby.
出自： H. Wilson
Most of the friends we knew at school have now paired off and had families.
我们在学校时的朋友大多数都有了配偶,成了家。 pair sb ⇔ off
Mrs. Smith paired off her guests by age and tastes.
Their parents have tried for years to pair the two young people off.
多年来,他们的父母试图使这两个青年人结成伴侣。 pair off with sb
Her parents persuaded her to pair off with rich neighbour.
手套不全成副。 pair sth ⇔ up
When she finished the mending, she paired up the socks.
袜子补好以后,她把它们一双双地放在一起。 pair up with sb/sth
This shoe does not seem to pair up with that one.
We each paired up with our same number from the other school to exchange ideas.
我们分别与另一个学校相同号数的学生结成对,交换意见。 pair sb/sth ⇔ up with sb/sth
In the contest he was paired up with an opponent about his equal.
在比赛中,他被安排跟一个与他实力不相上下的人对阵。 pair up
Cranes take from four to seven years to mature before they pair up.
Try to pair this card with one exactly the same from the other pack.
误 He wore a dirty, blue jeans.
正 He wore a pair of dirty, blue jeans.
析 a pair of (sth) 常用于“一条…”“一双…”“一对…”等,其后的名词要用复数形式。
误 A pair of trousers were found under the bed.
正 A pair of trousers was found under the bed.
析 a pair of (sth)后接一件由同样形状同样大小的两部分所组成的物件时谓语动词用单数形式。
误 What a pair of lovely stocks!
正 What a lovely pair of stocks!
析 “a pair of+ n. ”结构有定语修饰时,定语一般置于pair前,不置于复数名词前。